Fairhaven Lake will be hosting a celebration of light and sound on Saturday 30th October at 2pm till 7pm highlighting the areas amazing natural heritage. Working with community artists Handmade Parade, we will be lighting up the newly restored Japanese garden with a flock of beautifully crafted bird lanterns. The unique sound and music will transport you to another world, while you can also get involved to add your reflection to the flock. Workshops will be held in the new watersports centre (12-2pm & 2.30-5.50pm) where you can make your own illuminated lantern which can be added to the installation and then taken home afterwards.

Councillor Michael Sayward, Chair of the Tourism and Leisure Committee said: “I can’t wait to see this fantastic event take place at Fairhaven, it will be heart-warming to see people come together after a long period of time. I’m so looking forward to seeing people adding their unique bird lantern to the flock. The Japanese garden has been restored with monies from the National Lottery Heritage fund project and lends itself perfectly as a location for this event and many more to come.”

The event will also see the premiere of a brand-new outdoor theatre and music

performance by Frolicked Outdoor Theatre, developed in partnership with

Spot On Lancashire, Fylde Borough Council and Friends of Fairhaven Lake. Based on the Sufi poem of the same name, a flock of four magnificent birds will embark on a visual and musical journey across the globe. Using skilled puppetry and four-part harmony, the birds sing their story whilst making their way through the landscape to find their fate.

Conference of the Birds brings together critically acclaimed puppeteer and maker Beka Haigh with original music from Chris Davies. Told with quirky humour, skilled puppetry and talented voices Frolicked’s latest show is a celebration of individuality and finding your own voice in a sea of voices.

Performances will be at 3pm and 5pm from the Spitfire memorial.



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